Friday, March 15, 2013

  • A Baby's visit to Third Grade Teaches about Milestones
    Emory Haner, an eight-month-old girl visits third graders at Olympic Hills Elementary School in suburban Seattle once a month to teach students about childhood development and empathy as part of Roots of Empathy. The non-profit program has been shown to reduce aggression and improve pro-social behavior in students who have taken it, leading to fewer bullying incidents in those schools.
    Original Air Date: March 15, 2013

Thursday, March 14, 2013

  • Young Republican Attends CPAC for Rising Stars of the GOP
    Andy Reuss, an intern for Republican Sen. Mike Lee, got the chance to attend the 40th Conservative Political Action Conference. NewsHour followed this first-time attendee of CPAC as he spends the day hearing speeches from the rising stars of the conservative movement, collects swag, and meets with political organizations from all across the country.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • State of Life in Japan Two Years After Tsumani
    In 2011 Japan was hit with one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, prompting a devastating tsunami and a nuclear disaster. How are residents coping with the aftermath two years later? Ray Suarez interviews Yuki Tatsumi, senior analyst on U.S.-Japanese relations at the Stimson Center.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • Seattleites Make Rain Gardens to Curb Stormwater Pollution
    In an effort to curb pollution from stormwater runoff, Seattle residents have begun a campaign to build 12,000 rain gardens around the Puget Sound. Katie Campbell of KCTS 9 reports.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • New Art Installation Lights Up San Francisco's Other Bridge
    A new art installation brings new light to San Francisco Bay. The Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco and Oakland, is the focus of a new public art display featuring thousands of LED technology lights. NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels has the story of the high-tech work of art.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • Michigan Gov. Puts Detroit Under Emergency Fiscal Management
    Michigan's Gov. Rick Snyder announced an emergency financial manager will take over Detroit's finances. The city has faced economic struggles as residents and businesses left for suburbs and it saw reductions in state aid. Margaret Warner talks to Gov. Snyder and Detroit's new financial manager, Kevyn Orr, about the plan.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • Argentines Hope Pope Francis Can Reform Vatican Transparency
    Pope Francis is the first pontiff to hail from Argentina. He's also a huge soccer fan. For more on the pope's South American roots and his home country's reaction to the papal election, as well as the intersection of religion, populism and politics there, Jeffrey Brown talks with Hugh Bronstein of Reuters from Buenos Aires.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • Examining U.S. Concerns as China Welcomes New President
    China officially installed Xi Jinping, already the Communist Party leader, as president for the next 10 years. Judy Woodruff talks to Kenneth Lieberthal of the Brookings Institution and Gordon Chang, an author and a contributor to Forbes, about contentious issues of trade, defense, and cyber security for China and the U.S.
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013
  • How Did Processed Food Take Over the American Meal?
    How did the United States become a nation “where food isn't so much cooked as disassembled and reassembled"? Former New York Times reporter Melanie Warner speaks with Hari Sreenivasan about her new book, “Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal.”
    Original Air Date: March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

  • Survivors Share Sexual Assault Experiences in the Military
    Women in combat zones are more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by the enemy. Of nearly 4,000 reports of sexual assault in the military last year, only 191 defendants were convicted. Judy Woodruff reports on testimony from male and female sexual assault victims about attacks they suffered while in the military.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Protecting Americans From Danger in the Drinking Water
    The town of Hinkley, Calif., had a Hollywood moment when its battle with chromium-6 tainted water was made into the film "Erin Brockovich." But Hinkley, still struggling with contamination, hasn't had a Hollywood ending. Miles O'Brien examines what chemicals are in our drinking water and why it's so difficult to get rid of them.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Have Past Presidents Found a Winning Bipartisan Strategy?
    As budget negotiations progress, President Barack Obama continues to emphasize bipartisanship. To examine if this approach has helped with politics and policies in the past, Judy Woodruff talks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Marc Hetherington, an author and political science professor at Vanderbilt University.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Pope Francis Brings 'New Gifts' to the Catholic Church
    Pope Francis is known as a humble man, invested in issues of poverty, who is socially progressive and doctrinally conservative. Ray Suarez talks to Chester Gillis of Georgetown University and Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK, a social justice organization, about how the new pontiff will help shape the Catholic Church.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Bergoglio Is First South American, First Jesuit Pontiff
    The election of Pope Francis marked two firsts for the papal office: he is both the first South American and the first Jesuit pope. For more on the historic selection and what it reflects about the current state of the Catholic Church, Gwen Ifill talks with Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Watch Pope Francis Make His First Appearance
    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who was announced to be Pope Francis, appeared on the Vatican balcony to greet onlookers in St. Peter's Square and say a prayer.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Watch the Swiss Guard March Into Vatican City in Preparation
    With white smoke pouring out of the Vatican chimney, people flocked to Vatican City to witness the reveal of the next Pope. The Swiss Guard marched onto the Vatican steps to the playing of celebratory music.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Copycat Architecture Rises in China's Building Boom
    China’s rapid urbanization has fueled an enormous building boom. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, China has built housing equivalent to roughly two Spains from 2000 to 2010. Stepping into cities like Hangzhou, one might mistake it for Venice, Italy or London. While copying architectural styles is as old as architecture itself, China has done it on an unprecedented scale and speed.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013
  • Erin Brockovich: The Real-Life Unhappy Ending
    In part one of a two-part series, PBS NewsHour Science Correspondent Miles O’Brien travels to Hinkley, CA – the town whose multi-million dollar settlement for groundwater contamination was featured in the movie "Erin Brockovich." Now, almost 30 years later, O’Brien explores the reasons why the groundwater in Hinkley still has dangerous levels of the chemical chromium and its link to cancer.
    Original Air Date: March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

  • Assessing the Gap Between Twitter Opinion and Poll Data
    Jeffrey Brown talks with the Daily Download's Howard Kurtz and Lauren Ashburn about the disconnect between President Obama's Twitter support and public opinion poll data. They also look at the president's efforts to push his administration's policies on immigration and gun control on social media.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Researchers Aim Unlock Genetic Data Goldmine
    Researchers in the San Francisco Bay area believe genetic tests will help them find the best ways to treat and potentially prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, breast and prostate cancers. Spencer Michels reports on a giant data bank that houses genetic information on 200,000 people as part of a groundbreaking study.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Is Sheryl Sandburg's 'Lean In' Elitist or Universal?
    In her book "Lean In," Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg urges women to not shy away from ambition and leadership. Judy Woodruff talks to Katha Pollitt of The Nation, "The Black Snob" blogger Danielle Belton and Jody Greenstone Miller, CEO of Business Talent Group, about the debate over how women should approach their careers.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Rep. Paul Ryan Offers 'Opening Bid' on Budget Plan
    House Budget chair Rep. Paul Ryan put forth a blueprint that he says would cut the federal deficit by $4.6 trillion over the next 10 years. Democrats dismissed the proposal, saying the math doesn't add up. Nancy Cook of National Journal joins Jeffrey Brown to explore the politics and math behind Paul's budget bid.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013
  • Paul Ryan Announces 2014 Budget Proposal
    On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, introduced House Republicans' fiscal year 2014 budget resolution called, "The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget." During a press conference at the U.S. Capitol Building, Ryan detailed how his proposal would balance the budget in 10 years by cutting spending and without any new taxes.
    Original Air Date: March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

  • Renewable Energy Could be the Answer for Japanese Town
    Special correspondent Emily Taguchi has the story of Fukushima, Japan, a town aching for a comeback after an earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. Once the home of the Fukushima Reactor, the town is looking towards renewable energy and other renewable sources to build a better future.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Law Lags in Defining Posthumous Protocol for Online Accounts
    What happens to your email, Facebook page and other digital property when you die? Naomi Cahn of the George Washington University School of Law, and Evan Carroll, co-author of "Your Digital Afterlife," talk to Jeffrey Brown about the legal and ethical quandaries of dealing with a loved's ones digital assets after they're gone.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Examining the Fallout from Kenyan Presidential Election
    When Uhuru Kenyatta won Kenya's presidential election, the United States, a top ally to the country, reacted with unease in light of Kenyatta's criminal charges and Kenya's recent violence. For more on the local and global fallout from the election is Jendayi Frazer, former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • Arlo Guthrie at the Birchmere
    Renowned folk songwriter and singer Arlo Guthrie performs at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va., and catches up with Art Beat to talk about his father, Woody.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013
  • New Tensions Between U.S., Afghanistan as Transitions Loom
    An insider attack on American soldiers and pointed remarks by Afghanistan's President Karzai reveal new tensions between the nations. Judy Woodruff gets analysis from Ambassador James Dobbins, who served as a diplomat to Afghanistan, and Said Jawad, Afghanistan's former ambassador to Washington.
    Original Air Date: March 11, 2013